This one completes an entire week of one page per day. I am now going to hand off the magazine back to Sarah.
This one was fun to paint because I especially love the featured Chloe Sevigny. The face was larger than the past ones, which was easier to paint.
This one was especially time-consuming for her skin was showing through the lace on her arms, chest, and legs. Again, I am really happy with this one. It satisfied my creative hunger and put me in a nowness frame of mind a.k.a. the zone.
My third gesture involves painting all of the model's flesh white. It took more time than I thought because it takes about 10 layers of paint to completely cover. I am happy with the results and will continue to paint other Caucasian models in the magazine with "whiteface".
Tonight I received the W magazine from Sarah Smith for our collaborative project that I'm calling You're W, I'm W, Repeat.
This is my favorite page that Sarah created.
My artist friend, Sarah Smith and I decided to work on a stress-free collaborative art project. I had mentioned that I was in a creative slump and she suggested we work on something together that didn't involve a lot of conceptual headaches. So Sarah went out and bought the September issue of W Magazine. We will pass this magazine back and forth, working loosely. Sarah had only one rule–no feces was to be used! Stay tuned for pictures of progress.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.